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26th Nov '16 12:56:09 PM tuxer
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* Most most movies done by [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]], specially fairy tale-themed features. ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' and [[Disney/CinderellaIIDreamsComeTrue it's]] [[Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime sequels]] is the largest offender, specially the King's Palace with its ridiculous high ceilings in rooms and corridors.
14th Nov '16 12:52:43 AM Runefurb
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** The giant halls also prove to be a major issue when the dwarves unleash an EldritchAbomination: the Balrog Maia. The great halls allow it to move about with relative ease, seeing as how it's twenty times bigger than the whole Fellowship put together. The {{Literature}} of Creator/JRRTolkien suggests that the dwarves had trouble with honkin'-big dragons as well: Smaug from ''Literature/TheHobbit'' being obvious, but also Scatha the Wyrm, and other cold drakes.

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** The giant halls also prove to be a major issue when the dwarves unleash an EldritchAbomination: the Balrog Maia.Balrog. The great halls allow it to move about with relative ease, seeing as how it's twenty times bigger than the whole Fellowship put together. The {{Literature}} of Creator/JRRTolkien suggests that the dwarves had trouble with honkin'-big dragons as well: Smaug from ''Literature/TheHobbit'' being obvious, but also Scatha the Wyrm, and other cold drakes.
28th Sep '16 1:08:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Starfleet ships in the reboot ''Film/StarTrek'' movies. The use of real world locations like the National Ignition Facility as filming sets results in the impression that the ship interiors are mostly empty space. Jefferies Tubes have been replaced by catwalks. The ''Enterprise'' even has a huge multi-story atrium that serves no apparent purpose other than RuleOfCool.
** Prior to that, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system. This room might actually serve a psychological purpose rather than a strictly practical one, by giving the crew somewhere to spend their downtime that's open enough to alleviate any feelings of claustrophobia, as well as look impressive when hosting foreign dignitaries for diplomatic functions.

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* Starfleet ships in the reboot ''Film/StarTrek'' movies. The use of real world locations like the National Ignition Facility as filming sets results in the impression that the ship interiors are mostly empty space. Jefferies Tubes have been replaced by catwalks. The ''Enterprise'' even has a huge multi-story atrium that serves no apparent purpose other than RuleOfCool.
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** Prior to that, in In ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system. This room might actually serve a psychological purpose rather than a strictly practical one, by giving the crew somewhere to spend their downtime that's open enough to alleviate any feelings of claustrophobia, as well as look impressive when hosting foreign dignitaries for diplomatic functions.functions.
** Starfleet ships in the reboot ''Film/StarTrek'' movies. The use of real world locations like the National Ignition Facility as filming sets results in the impression that the ship interiors are mostly empty space. Jefferies Tubes have been replaced by catwalks. The ''Enterprise'' even has a huge multi-story atrium that serves no apparent purpose other than RuleOfCool.
28th Sep '16 1:07:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'':
** Gallaxhar's ship is, for no readily apparent reason, sized to fit a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever nearly 50 foot tall woman]]. The hanger bays have giant robots that need the room but the rest of the ship has a ridiculously spacious interior despite the fact that the corridors leading to it cannot fit the robots and it's doubtful "rampage by giant woman" was taken into account when the ship was built.
** A justified example is the monster holding facility in [[{{Area51}} Area 52]]. It was meant to house thousands of monsters of various sizes. The "unnecessarily" part comes from the fact that it never seems to house more than a handful at any given time. It would be necessary for any time they wanted or needed to move Insectasaurus.
* The vault where the doors are stored in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', which is larger than the rest of the factory put together ([[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7T9xWTmNPhI/S7zEv4j3ZMI/AAAAAAAAC6I/9Mat2UMjFRs/s1600/vlcsnap-147842.png See here]]). Sure, there's a lot of doors, but there's also a lot of empty space. The whole structure could be at least half the size if doors were stored in the middle and not just along the walls.
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* Gallaxhar's ship in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' is, for no readily apparent reason, sized to fit a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever nearly 50 foot tall woman]]. The hanger bays have giant robots that need the room but the rest of the ship has a ridiculously spacious interior despite the fact that the corridors leading to it cannot fit the robots and it's doubtful "rampage by giant woman" was taken into account when the ship was built.
** A justified example is the monster holding facility in [[{{Area51}} Area 52]]. It was meant to house thousands of monsters of various sizes. The "unnecessarily" part comes from the fact that it never seems to house more than a handful at any given time.
*** It would be necessary for any time they wanted or needed to move Insectasaurus.
* The vault where the doors are stored in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', which is larger than the rest of the factory put together ([[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7T9xWTmNPhI/S7zEv4j3ZMI/AAAAAAAAC6I/9Mat2UMjFRs/s1600/vlcsnap-147842.png See here]]). Sure, there's a lot of doors, but there's also a lot of empty space. The whole structure could be at least half the size if doors were stored in the middle and not just along the walls.
28th Sep '16 1:03:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1455.html Hall of Dworin]] from ''IrregularWebcomic''

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* The [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1455.html Hall of Dworin]] from ''IrregularWebcomic''''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic''
14th Aug '16 10:37:37 AM Jake
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** Prior to that, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system.

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** Prior to that, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system. This room might actually serve a psychological purpose rather than a strictly practical one, by giving the crew somewhere to spend their downtime that's open enough to alleviate any feelings of claustrophobia, as well as look impressive when hosting foreign dignitaries for diplomatic functions.
17th Jul '16 10:37:05 AM JayEsJay
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* [[{{UsefulNotes/Airships}} Rigid airships]] are mostly made up from voids -- either hydrogen/helium filled for buoyancy, or just hangar-like space among hull trusses.
29th Mar '16 6:45:26 AM cdrood
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** Prior to that, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system.
2nd Feb '16 3:25:33 AM Adept
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* ''{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less {{justified|Trope}} in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]

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* ''{{Blame}}'' ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less {{justified|Trope}} in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]
11th Jan '16 6:18:48 AM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]'', the throne room of the Agatean emperor is described as indicating to all viewers "look at me, I can afford to waste all this space". This is {{lampshaded}} in descriptions of Death's residence, which the AnthropomorphicPersonification forgot to make the same size on the inside and the outside. Death made the rooms in his house into mile-long cubes (from the outside it's quite a normal size for a house), but because this is such a mind-boggling size for a room, humans like Albert (Death's housekeeper) mentally blot out the excess space, arranging the necessary furnishings on little patches of floor the size of normal rooms. As Death's residence isn't a part of the real world, this mental block works so well that Albert can step through the door of Death's office and ''instantly'' appear on the patch of carpet in the vast chamber's center, never actually setting foot on the intervening half-mile of floor.

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* ''Literature/Discworld'':
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In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]'', ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', the throne room of the Agatean emperor is described as indicating to all viewers "look at me, I can afford to waste all this space". space".
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This is {{lampshaded}} in descriptions of Death's residence, which the AnthropomorphicPersonification forgot to make the same size on the inside and the outside. Death made the rooms in his house into mile-long cubes (from the outside it's quite a normal size for a house), but because this is such a mind-boggling size for a room, humans like Albert (Death's housekeeper) mentally blot out the excess space, arranging the necessary furnishings on little patches of floor the size of normal rooms. As Death's residence isn't a part of the real world, this mental block works so well that Albert can step through the door of Death's office and ''instantly'' appear on the patch of carpet in the vast chamber's center, never actually setting foot on the intervening half-mile of floor.floor.
** In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', it is noted that Lancre Castle, home to a small royal family and handful of servants, is about the same size as Lancre Town, which contains a hundred cottages, and no-one really knows why.
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